Why a Couple’s Massage Makes a Great Valentine’s Day Gift

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Valentine’s Day is almost here and you’re not sure what to get. You could go the traditional flowers/candy/jewelry/cologne route, but that’s been done before.

This year, why not give a gift that’s something you can both enjoy? We’re talking about the couple’s massage. Philadelphia residents who feel stuck on what to get this February 14 can read on to discover the benefits of scheduling a massage for you and your partner.

It will relieve stress

Like a lot of people, you deal with stress. Stress from work. From your family. From your relationship. Who knows, you might even feel stressed by the idea of your first couple’s massage. Philadelphia is filled with people just like you.

But don’t worry. A massage is designed to make you – and your partner – feel less stressed. Maybe it’s just the fact that you can relax for an hour or so, or the hands-on (quite literally) attention or a mix of the two. Either way, you and your SO will leave feeling much more relaxed.

You can live in the present

Work. Kids. The House. Money. Your relationship. There are lots of things in every couple’s life that keeps them tethered in the past or worrying about the future.

But with a massage, you and your partner will be able to stop and focus on the here and now. Even when you’re done with the massage, you’ll be able to appreciate living in the present, with your partner.

You’ll get time away together

When you first got together, the idea of a weekend away by yourselves didn’t seem so far-fetched. But after a while, life got in the way.

We can’t tell you that a Philadelphia couple’s massage is the same as a weekend at a ski cabin or at the shore, but it is a little getaway that can leave you and your partner feeling refreshed.

A couple’s massage will improve your chemistry

We don’t mean the “chemistry” that all good couples have. A massage releases a chemical known as oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone.” It unleashes feelings of love and trust and can help strengthen your bond with your significant other.

It’s a new experience

Maybe you’re a fan of massage. Maybe your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend gets a massage each month and raves about them. With a couple’s massage, Philadelphia couples can share this new experience together.

It relieves pain and improves flexibility

People who deal with chronic pain have turned to massage to relieve their aches. A massage can ease things like arthritic pain or help you recover from an injury.

A massage also opens your blood vessels, providing more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and repels toxins. It also lets you get the most out of your workouts and helps prevent sports injuries.

All this adds up to you and your significant other living longer and healthier lives. And that’s a gift for both of you.

Thinking about celebrating this Valentine’s Day with a couples massage? Philadelphia’s Body Restoration is here to help.

Our couples massage options include Swedish, sports, aromatherapy and deep tissue massages at 60, 75 or 90-minute sessions. Contact us today to learn more about our couples massage packages. We look forward to helping you and your significant other feel relaxed and restored.

How to Cope with Stress During the Holidays

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It’s something we hear all the time when clients come in for a pre-holiday massage.

Us: All ready for the holidays?

Them: Ugh! I wish!

For a time of year that’s ostensibly about celebration and feelings of good will, the stretch between Thanksgiving and the New Year can feel awful demanding. We need to shop, cook, clean, travel, socialize and welcome guests, all while still handling day-to-day life.

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Aromatherapy Benefits: How Plant Oils Can Help You Heal

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The next time you walk out of an aromatherapy appointment feeling refreshed, take a moment to thank a man named Avicenna.

Avicenna was a Persian physician, astronomer and thinker whose 11th-century work, The Canon of Medicine, served as the standard medical text well into the 1600s. He’s also credited with developing the distillation methods used in modern aromatherapy.

But how did aromatherapy come about? We’ll answer that question below and discuss some aromatherapy benefits in the process.

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What is a Swedish Massage?

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We’ve written quite a bit on this blog about the benefits of a good massage, how it can alleviate back pain, lessen depression and anxiety, and help us recover from our workouts.

But not all massages are the same. There’s deep tissue massage, for example, for people who are experienced massage goers, and things like hot stone massage, where a masseuse uses intense heat to help release tension.

And then there’s Swedish massage, perhaps the most popular member of the massage family.

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Eight Foods for Healthier Skin

Foods for Healthier Skin

There are certain foods we eat that help certain parts of our bodies.

Fish, for example, boosts our brain power, while green vegetables like spinach and broccoli are part of any heart-healthy diet.

Our skin – often called the largest organ of the body – is no exception. Whether you want to prevent wrinkles, help circulation or give yourself a nice healthy glow, there are plenty of foods you can eat to give yourself a healthy skin.

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Benefits of Couples Massage Classes in Philadelphia

Couples Massage Classes in PhiladelphiaIt’s certainly not news that one of the main benefits of a properly executed, professional massage is that it simply makes us feel good. But did you know that massage also comes with a wide range of positive health benefits?

It’s true. In fact, according to no less an authority than the Mayo Clinic, various studies have shown massage to be beneficial for sufferers of everything from anxiety and headaches to digestive disorders. Massage has also been shown to help with stress-related insomnia, certain digestive disorders, and even myofascial pain syndrome.

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How Often Should You Get a Facial?

Spa facial in PhiladelphiaWhile healthy skin requires a daily skin care regimen, there are some things you just can’t do every day.

Take getting a facial, for example. Even if it could fit your budget, most skin care experts wouldn’t recommend getting one every day.

If you’re in the market for a facial in Philadelphia, you might be reading this and asking, “Well how often should I get a facial?”

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Everything You Need to Know about Brow & Lash Tinting

Lash tinting and brow tinting in PhiladelphiaBrow and lash tinting is a popular trend these days at spas and salons.

You may have heard this term, but what does it mean? And is it safe? Read on to find out everything you need to know about brow and lash tinting in Philadelphia.

What is it?

Brow and lash tinting is the practice of using a semi-permanent vegetable dye to add color, texture and shape to your eyebrows and eyelashes.

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5 Essential Tips for Winter Skin Care

Winter Skin Care & Spa in PhiladelphiaWinter is in full swing, bringing snow, ice, cold temperatures and dry, dry air.

All that cold and dryness isn’t good for your skin, which is why it’s important to take steps to care for your skin when winter comes. If you’re coming in for a series of spa treatments in Philadelphia, we’ll help you keep your skin looking radiant, but there are certain skin care practices you can do at home.

Here are five essential tips for winter skin care to get you through to the spring.

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Make a Massage Your New Year’s Resolution

spa massage in PhiladelphiaNew Year’s resolutions can seem like chores.

“I’m going to have fruit for dessert!”

“I’m going to get up every day at 6 a.m. and run three miles!”

“Enough of these thrillers, this is the year I read Moby Dick!”

Thinking about our resolutions can seem like climbing a mountain with a couch on your back. But there’s on resolution you can make that’s both easy to do, and enjoyable.

It goes like this: “I resolve to get a regular massage in 2017.”

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